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Supply Chain Security


SCS Hot Topics Summit 2023

8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
McLean, VA
Supply chain challenges are daunting but building strong community connections to foster collaboration and advance solutions is difficult.

MITRE’s Hot Topics in Supply Chain Security Summit will highlight a wide range of topics related to supply chain security and discuss ways to foster resiliency and security across various supply chains. Through panels and discussions, attendees will find alignment, acknowledge differences, and identify specific risks facing these different supply chain areas.

The Summit is open to anyone from government, industry, and academia interested in exploring the various aspects of supply chain security.


8:00 am - 8:10 am
Welcome and Outline of the Day
Bob Martin (MITRE)
8:10 am - 8:30 am
Opening Remarks
Yosry Barsoum (MITRE)
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Interagency Coordination on Essential Supply Chains after EO 14017 Panel
Emily Frye (MITRE moderator) • Laura Hershon (DHS CISA NRMC) • Vy Nguyen (DoD/OUSD) • Ona Spreenberg (DoC, NTIA)
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Global and Domestic Transportation and Logistics Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Eric Buck (MITRE)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Supply Chain Management During Global Climate Changes Panel
Taylor Wilkerson (MITRE moderator) • KC Morris (NIST) • Linda Dunn (Georgetown) • Tara Gupta (Map Collective) • Alex Schlichting (MITRE)
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
ICT Supply Chain Knowledge and Understanding: HW and SW:
Electronic Systems Supply Chain Traceability and Security Chips, Packaging, PCBs
Open Source Software Supply Chain Security Issues
Brett Attaway (Siemens) • Michael Mehlberg (Dark Sky Technologies)
12:00 pm - 13:00 pm
Lunch & Demos
13:00 pm - 13:45 pm
Partnership in Action – System of Trust Community Panel
Bob Martin (MITRE moderator) • Skyler Chi (Exiger) • Mike Regan (Telecommunications Industry Association) • Christine Gadsby (Black Berry)
13:45 pm - 14:30 pm
Fireside Chat on Transportation Resilience and Security – A Critical Supply Chain Link
Chris Hill (MITRE) • Pete Bunce (GAMA) • Dennis Michelini (DHS CBP retired)
14:30 pm - 15:00 pm
15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
The Path to Healthcare Supply Chain Resilience Panel
Taylor Wilkerson (MITRE moderator) • Linda Ricci (FDA CDRH) • Stephen Covill (Duke Margolis) • Edward Wilson (John Snow, Inc.)
15:45 pm - 16:30 pm
Fireside Chat on Harmonization of Supplier Management Controls to Reduce Business Risk
Bob Martin (MITRE) • Neil Coole (BSI America Professional Services Inc.)
16:30 pm - 17:00 pm
Closing Discussion
Bob Martin & Taylor Wilkerson (MITRE)
Demonstrations at the 2023 Hot Topics in Supply Chain Security Summit
  • National Basket of Essential Goods (N-BEG) Dashboard
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Chain/Deeper Insights through Graph Databases
  • Toward Supply Chain Resilience - Unearthing Opportunity Zones Using US Census Data
  • System of Trust (SoT) Risk Model Manager (RMM) Demonstration
  • SoT Mappings: Preliminary Results with OSD SCRM Taxonomy and U.S.C. Title 10 § 4819
  • Map Collective


Bob Martin
Senior Principal Software and Supply Chain Assurance Engineer
Yosry Barsoum
VP and Director, Center for Securing the Homeland
Eric Buck PhD
Cross-Cutting Priority Director, Contested Logistics
Brett Attaway
Director of Strategic Government Programs
Siemens EDA (formerly Mentor Graphics)
Michael Mehlberg
Dark Sky Technologies


Emily Frye
Cyber Integration Director
Laura Hershon
National Risk Management Center
(NRMC) / Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA)
Department of Homeland Security
Vy Nguyen
OUSD Industrial Policy
Department of Defense
Ona Spreenberg
NTIA Technology Policy
Department of Commerce
Taylor Wilkerson
Health System and Strategy Group Leader
KC Morris
Life Cycle Engineering Group Leader, NIST
Department of Commerce
Linda Dunn
Faculty Director for the Supply Chain Management Program
Georgetown University
Tara Gupta
Founder and CEO
Alex Schlichting
Principal Energy & Environmental Sciences Engineer
Bob Martin
Senior Principal Software and Supply Chain Assurance Engineer
Skyler Chi
Global Head of Enterprise Accounts
Christine Gadsby
Vice President Product Security
Mike Regan
Vice President, Business Performance
Christopher Hill PhD
Director, Surface Transportation
Pete Bunce
President and CEO
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Dennis Michelini
DHS CBP retired
Linda Ricci
Deputy Office Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation
Edward Wilson
Director, Center for Health Logistics and the Partnership for Supply Chain Management
John Snow, Inc.
Stephen Covill
Duke-Margolis & Executive Director
Neil Coole
Director - Food & Retail Supply Chain
BSI America Professional Services Inc.